Bankruptcy dismissal is scary, it can happen to the best of us; but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. If your bankruptcy case was dismissed, you need to first contact your bankruptcy attorney. Or, if you attempted to file bankruptcy without an attorney and your bankruptcy case was dismissed, you need to immediately find a bankruptcy attorney that will be willing to work with you and take on the case.Why was your case dismissed? Most likely it is something that you, the debtor did incorrectly. A missing form, late or missing payments, non-response to a notice or a number of other things could be the cause of a bankruptcy case being dismissed.
Work with your bankruptcy attorney to find out why your bankruptcy case was dismissed and work quickly to fix the error(s). Generally, you only have ten days to rectify any errors and reinstate your bankruptcy case.
There are times when you will not be able to reinstate your bankruptcy case no matter what; for example if you failed to take your credit counseling course. This is why it is so important to work with an attorney so that you have a knowledgeable bankruptcy professional working on your side as your advocate through the bankruptcy process.